Hispania, province of the Roman Empire
The Roman Theatre at Mérida, Spain, is a splendid monument, Europe’s best conserved and the only one which, after being reconditioned, continues to be the setting for theatrical representations and recitals. Every year, people from all over the world are moved by immortal classics of theatre, performed on their original stage, an architectural gem of the 1st century BC. The theatre is set in a World Heritage City and attracts thousands of tourists year after year. In the centre there is an impressive stage, decorated by Corinthian-style marble columns, considered to be one of the most beautiful and grandiose of all the Roman Empire.
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